Actichem CTR

Coffee & tannin stain remover

Product Description

Actichem CTR is a coffee and tannin stain remover for carpet & fabric cleaning.

Actichem CTR is a high activity formula for neutralising and removing coffee and tannin stains. This professionally researched formula includes a special blend of low pH compounds proven to remove tough tannin staining, coffee marks, cellulosic browning discolourations, water marks, and many dye and beverage stains.

Colour: Clear (water white)
pH: 1 – 2
Fragrance: Metabisulfite odour
Dilution: Ready to use or 1:1
Safety: Non-hazardous
Pack Size: 500ml & 5Lt

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SKU: AP490.05 / AP490.005S / AP490.005
SKU: AP490.05 Coffe & tannin stain remover
SKU: AP490.005S Actichem CTR
SKU: AP490.005 Actichem CTR

Additional Information

  • Innovative Chemistry – Actichem CTR is a precise blend of metabisulphite and specialist low pH compounds known to be highly effective on tannin and dye removal.
  • Dynamic Penetration Feature – The inclusion of wetting agents and emulsifiers ensure that Actichem CTR quickly and effectively penetrates each discoloured fibre and neutralizes the staining.
  • Cellulosic Browning – Actichem CTR’s carefully selected blend of low pH salts neutralize stains caused by alkaline browning and flood damage on woollen fibres.
  • Fibre Safe – Actichem CTR is safe for use on all natural and synthetic fibres, however fine fabrics must be pre-tested for colour stability before use.
  • What are tannins (read more)
Application areas and surface suitability

Actichem CTR is a coffee and tannin stain remover for carpet & fabric cleaning.

Actichem CTR is ideal for use on all wool and synthetic fabrics and carpeting except for stain resistant nylon. Actichem CTR is commonly used by professional carpet and upholstery cleaners to treat severe stains. The strong odour of the product does require the user to wear suitable personal protective equipment.

How to Use

Always pre-test in an inconspicuous location for substrate sensitivity to chemicals.
Note comments above regarding stain resistant carpets.

  1. Ready to use
  2. Dilute 1:1 with clean water for light stains and when using on upholstery.
  1. Use Actichem CTR undiluted for severe contamination or dilute 1:1 for lesser effected areas and for use on upholstery.
  2. Spray apply this solution onto the fibre or fabric until it is wetted out.
  3. Agitate solution using a carpet rake or upholstery cleaning brush.
  4. Allow 10 – 20 minutes reaction time.
  5. Rinse extract using Actichem Rinse Pro or an Actichem Emulsifier.
  6. Allow to dry. Assist drying by increasing ventilation.

NOTE: Do not mix Actichem CTR with any other cleaning solution.


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